Genealogy in Savona

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If your ancestors were from Savona, you could find info about your family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.
It could be useful for you to know if the last name you are investigating is a common surname in Savona: as more your surname is frequent in Savona surnames as more it could be difficult to find exact info about your ancestors in Savona archives.

Registry offices in Liguria and in Savona province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Savona as of that date.

So, if you think that your ancestors were in Savona in the nineteenth or twentieth century, then you could try to contact the City Office of Savona to know more.

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Savona?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Savona


Church archives in Savona province may instead contain even older information, but they are far less accessible from abroad (and almost impossible by email).
Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Savona and Savona province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself, but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.

In any case, never give up! Probably the distance from your country and Italy, some difficulties in understanding and in translation, could complicate your search but this should not discourage you.

The important thing is to have in mind a plan of actions to carry on with simple goals (eg. search for a single date of birth, family members, the date of a marriage, etc.)

Read our tips for your search in Italy and in Savona too.

Would you like to start your genealogy research in Savona? Have you any further questions regarding your family tree in Savona?
Is your research in a dead end and you need some help ?

Write us to we will try to help you!


2 Messages to “Genealogy in Savona”
  1. Robin Gemmill says:

    Hi, my husband’s Mother was born in Torino in 1906 and his Aunt was born in Finalborgo in 1908/10. Their family surname was Clama and the family lived in Finalborgo for several years. Can you help me find a record of the birth of Irene, Caroline, Emma, Clama (His Aunt). 1908/10). Would it be in Finalborgo ? Her Father’s name was Alessandro, Guilio, Clama and his family came from Verona.

    Thank you,


  2. Reynaldo says:

    Hello. I would like some help in requesting a birth certificate for someone in my family tree (Aloysa Nicola Sambolino), born in Savona, Italy, in 1812. How can I go about this?

    Thank you,

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